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that slammed into russia friday morning. local time. that one was a 7,000-pound chunk of space rock. that hurtled into the ground at 40,000 miles an hour. it caused significant damage and more than 1,000 people were injured. >>> now as cbs reporter tatiana anderson shows us people are cleaning up and crews are looking for the remnants of that space object. >> reporter: people in russia are cleaning up after a meteor exploded over the region friday. they're picking up pieces of shattered glass. and rebuilding windows and doors. this man says his aquarium cracked and the glass on his door broke into pieces. the blast damaged more than 4,000 buildings. the area is extremely cold. so workers are rushing to reseal windows as soon as possible. the governor promised to replace all windows within a week. nasa estimates the explosion was about 30 times the size of the nuclear bomb dropped on hiroshima. local officials say it injured more than 1,000 people and caused about $33 million in damage. cameras captured the meteor in the sky over central russia
>>> from the sky, a meteor >>> from the sky, a meteor scorches the skies over russia, hundreds are hurt, buildings are damaged, and it may be because of an asteroid set to fly by earth closer today. >>> and excited passengers excited to get off a crippled cruise ship after spending days adrift on the open water. >> never again on my life will i ever even walk around a cruise ship. i'm done. captioning funded by cbs news" for friday, february 15th, 2013. >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for friday, february 15th, 2013. >>> good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. we begin this morning with a frightening meteor strike in russia. now, meteor sightings are a common occurrence, but not incidents that cause injury and damage. the russian interior ministry says more than 400 people were injured when the meteor, possibly part of a meteor shower, hit like a missile near the euro mountains about a thousand miles east of moscow and it's near a former soviet union weapons site. the meteor streaked across the sky this morning with a loud boom, leaving
." >> panic in russia today as a flaming meteor explodes with the force of an atomic bomb. glass shattering everywhere, walls coming down and 1,000 people hurt, including at least 204 children. in what scientists call a crazy coincidence it happened on the same day they expected another larger asteroid to have a very close call, relatively, with earth. more on that in a moment. first the wild scene in russia. the white hot meteor lighting up the sky at speeds topping 35,000 miles an hour. the traffic camera gives a sense of the blinding light. it's a wonder the drivers were able to stay on the road. the scene creating such chaos some thought it was the end of the world. that was only the beginning. the light sent curious people running to the windows. witnesses described an eerie silence then boom. >> [screaming] >> meet meteorite exploding in the sign sending an atomic shock wave across town. look at how much power it packed. surveillance cameras catch the explosion blowing out a garage door, another camera caught an office window blowing out. that happened over and over in town. watch aga
, lightning strikes at the vatican, another. and then the meteor in russia, it came in a flash and a big bang, but as mary snow reports, maybe we shouldn't have been that surprised about it. >> reporter: it came out of nowhere. the bright streak in the sky up long enough for people to catch it on camera as it lurched toward earth and exploded. a deafening boom followed. the sonic boom shattered glass. at least 1,000 people in the bulls eye of the falling meteor were injured. it's a bombing says this man, people didn't know what to make of it. meteorites are reported to have scattered across three regions of russia. there's one reportf a chunk smashing a hole in a frozen lake. as frightening as it was, scientists say it's not that rare to have meteors falling out of the sky. what's not common is when they hit largely populated areas. >> small bodies like that hit the earth regularly every year there's probably several. mostly over oceans and happened over the pacific ocean somewhere, maybe a ship might have seen it. >> reporter: the curator at the american museum of natural history. he says th
michael garnet is a canadian hockey player living in russia. >> definitely my building was shaking, so i could feel -- i could feel a sway in my building, so it kind of sounded like a bomb went off. >> now, it's unclear if the meteorite hit russia this morning is related to that giant asteroid due to pass very close to earth later today. earlier i spoke to cbs news contributor dr. michio kaku. dr. kaku, i know meteor showers aren't particularly rare but how common is it to cause damage? >> it's quite unusual. usually on a given night objects the size of a baseball will burn up in the atmosphere, and these are the shooting stars and falling stars you see at night. however, this one was probably caused by an object as big as a car or as big as a house, burning up in the atmosphere at perhaps 20,000 miles per hour, 30,000 miles per hour such that you break the sound barrier and thus you actually land on the planet earth. these events are more rare however, they do happen and they usually burn up over the ocean. they burn up over unpopulated areas. thi
that slammed into russia made a direct hit on an american city. good evening, i'm ann notarangelo. two people are hospitalized, one in critical condition, after a collision between a bay area commuter ferry and a pleasure boat. it happened in raccoon strait between tiburon and angel island around 4:30 this afternoon. kpix 5's don knapp tells us the ferry wasn't heavily damaged and went back into service. don? >> reporter: the ms san francisco remaps tied up here at the -- remains tied up here at the ferry terminal in san francisco. we see doors open and we see people on board presumably the investigation continues. they're trying to determine what might have happened on the bay and who's at fault. at about 8:15 we watched several coast guard personnel leave the ms san francisco presumably after they concluded at least part of their investigation. here's what we know about the accident so far. around 4:30 this afternoon on the side of raccoon straits this ferry the san francisco was struck by a 22-foot pleasure boat as the ferry was headed from sausalito to san francisco. while none of the 500
russia. >>> and a 14-year-old killed in the east bay. we'll talk to her grandmother -- at noon. ao >>> fears that the world was coming to an end after an explosion over russia injured a thousand people. good afternoon. i'm tori campbell. the meteor that streaked across the sky and exploded over russia earlier today had the power of an atomic bomb. its sonic blast shattered countless windows. ktvu's lorraine blanco joins us from the newsroom to let us know that broken glass injured a lot of people. lorraine? >> reporter: almost a thousand people, tori. the reason for that in many cases, people saw the brilliant light, ran to their windows to see what it was and within a minute their windows shattered with the sonic bomb. it reminds many of us of a scene from a sci-fi movie. but the very real damage from this 11-ton meteorite shocked people around the world. >> translator: after the flash nothing happened for about three minutes and then we rushed outdoors. >> reporter: about a thousand people suffered injuries, mostly from shattered glass. the space rock about the size of an suv ent
™. and the world. but why didn't scientists see it coming >>> a fireball meteor sounds shockwaves around russia and the world. why didn't scientists see it coming? >> plus on the attack again. the hunt for a man who randomly punches women on the street. >> and smoking often gets a bad rap, but there's another vice being blamed for cancer rates. >> we'll get to that russian meteor in a bit. >>> first our meteorologist has more on something we saw in our own skies! >> 7:42, more folks than normal looking up to the sky. and we had a pretty significant meteor occurrence right here over the bay area. ball park 7:42, 7:43. meteors are a common occurrence. but tonight more people were looking up because of the big asteroid and because of this higher interest because of what happened in russia last night. some of the comments here "i feel lucky to have seen it." another one, "this was the most impressive i have ever seen." >> something we should be aware of. >> one would think this is all tied together. folks that do this for a living say no. these are just random occurrences. >> i hope they're right.
the size the one that -- size of the one that slammed into russia friday morning local time. that one was a 7,000-pound chunk of space rock that hurtled into the ground at 40,000 miles an hour. it caused significant damage and more than 1,000 people were injured. now as cbs reporter tatiana anderson shows us people are cleaning up and people are looking for the remnants of the space object. >> reporter: people in chelyabinsk, russia are cleaning up after a meteor exploded over the region friday. they're picking up pieces of shattered glass. and rebuilding windows and doors. this man says his aquarium cracked and the glass on his door broke into pieces. the blast damaged more than 4,000 buildings. the area is extremely cold. so workers are rushing to reseal windows as soon as possible. the governor promised to replace all windows within a week. nasa estimates the explosion was about 30 times the size of the nuclear bomb dropped on hiroshima. local officials say it injured more than 1,000 people and caused about $33 million in damage. cameras cap
. >>> and the sky falls on russia. a meteor rips across the horizon, raining debris, shattering glass, and injuring hundreds. >>> the risk you could face from reverse mortgages. and sally field tells us how she nearly missed out on her oscar-nominated role. >>> but we begin this morning with today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >> the shocker from out of space. >> hundreds hurt after a meteor rains down on russia. >> leaving several buildings shaken and damaged. >> almost 1,000 miles east of moscow. >> up to 400 people may have been injured. >> hours before a 150-foot-wide asteroid is supposed to pass by. >> hug your loved ones, have them close and listen to some arrow smiktd. >> i'm glad to be out of here. >> the pleasure cruise that went very bad is finally over. >> first of all, sorry, carnival, for taking your bath robe. i figure they owed me. >> he murdered his girlfriend. >> there are reports she was shot through the bathroom door. >> a rare filibuster. >> i hope one democrat will look at chuck hagel's record and reconsid reconsider. >> just when you thought things couldn't get wor
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generation drone bomber as congress investigates whether drone killings are legal. and after russia banned adoptions by americans, robert and kim summers went to moscow anyway, hoping to bring back a son. elaine quijano has the rest of ther story. >> don't let these children suffer, please. that's all we ask. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. two ill winds are blowing tonight, a low-pressure storm system rolling out of the midwest will soon collide with another system coming out of the southeast. where they meet will be a classic nor'easter with blizzard conditions. blizzard warnings are up from northern new jersey to maine. and in some of the nation's most important transportation hubs, 1600 flights have been canceled so far. david bernard is our weather consultant. david, what can we expect tonight? >> all the ingredients are coming together for that powerhouse area of low pressure. what i want to do is show you where we expect the storm to be tomorrow morning. those two systems are going to come together right here on
, the olympian. >>> still ahead, the danger from outer space. reaction from russia's close enkousht with a ten-ton meteorite. you're watching "andrea mitchell reportings" only on msnbc. i wanted to call on a few people. ashley, ashley marshall... here. since we're often all on the move, ashley suggested we use fedex office to hold packages for us. great job. [ applause ] thank you. and on a protocol note, i'd like to talk to tim hill about his tendency to use all caps in emails. [ shouting ] oh i'm sorry guys. ah sometimes the caps lock gets stuck on my keyboard. hey do you wanna get a drink later? [ male announcer ] hold packages at any fedex office location. >>> in south africa olympian oscar pistorius sobbed openly in a south african court today as he formally was charged in had the murder of his girlfriend. a sports icon in hits country, pistorius made history as the first double amputee track athlete to compete in the olympic games. joining me now is mary core i willo with nbc sports who knows him well, profiled oscar pistorius at his home last summer for "rock center" and has been follow
cannot stop talking about. a meteor strike in russia that injured hundreds and scared the masses. today cnn tries to get to the site where one of the meteor's pieces supposedly landed. i'm don lemon. that story in less than 90 seconds. first we want to get you up to speed on the stories making headlines this hour. a truck bomb killed at least 78 people today in a marketplace in central pakistan. nearly 200 others were wounded. police say the explosives were packed in a water tanker and detonated by remote control. the attack is just the latest in an ongoing campaign in violence against shiite muslims in the region, which is overwhelmingly sunni. at the vatican, cardinals could mean sooner than expected to begin the process of choosing a new pope. the conclave can start as soon as all 117 cardinals are in rome. when benedict xvi steps down at the end of the month, he is going to his summer residence while work is finished on his new home inside the vatican compound. >>> in detroit, icy roads and snowy squalls have led to the multicar pileups across that area. according to affiliate wxyz,
story out of russia. a meteor streaking into the skies over the ural mountains, causing shock waves then injured more than a thousand people. the ural mountains are about 900 east of moscow. this is new video of the events. the meteor which weighed about 10 t, into the earth's atmosphere a speed of at least 33,000 mi. per hour is shattered about 18-32 mi. above ground. of the hundreds that were injured dozens of them were hospitalized. >> you can hear the glass breaking. with this media by blowing up over russia. this happens as a asteroid is going to pass the word. it is the size of a football field. scientists are saying if they do not think the two are related is it is a cosmic coincidence. >> olympic sprinter oscar pistorius has formally been charged with the murder of his girlfriend. here is new video of him in court, where he wept openly as they said they would pursue charges of premeditated murder against him, for the death of his girlfriend, model reeva steenkamp. who was found shot and killed in his home yesterday. in a statement just released from the family of pistorius a
to say after finally reaching land. >> plus, panic in russia as a meteor streaks through the sky. hundreds are injured but it wasn't from space debris. coming up. >> reporter: a wild police car chase through city streets ends in five people being injured. we'll tell you how it went down next. a huge fireball over russia hu meteor showe >>> thousands every passengers on the cruise from hell are finally back on land. >> a huge fireball. hundreds injured by a meteor showers. scientists caught off guard. >> mild weather around the bay area. get ready for a warm day ahead. we'll talk about that coming up. >> so far things look good on 880 between oakland and san leandro. a look at your friday morning commute coming up. >>> good morning, everyone. it's friday, february 15. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. nearly 5:00 now. and some developing news some wild news an amazing video this morning from russia. here it is! a meteor shooting across the skies shortly after sunrise. the video is already up and on youtube. amazing
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>>> good morning. hundreds of people are hurt after a meteor slammed into russia this morning. the incredible video in this incredible story. >>> we are live if oakland where scientists will be checking out an asteroid buzzing close to earth this morning. we'll tell you where and when you'll be able to see it. >>> live in san francisco where a stolen car chase ends up in a five-car crash. we'll tell you why police say they had to shoot at the suspects. >>> new scandal tied to the agency in charge of state parks. there are reports of hidden cash. all ahead on ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> good morning. a day just for pam cook. friday, it's the 15th of february i'm dave clark. >> good morning, i'm pam cook. it's also very nice and sunny which is one of my favorite kind of days. >> it's a day for me too. >> it's a day for steve too. >> it is sunny and warm. we have very mild temperatures yesterday. warm for some. there is hardly any fog. if there is any it won't last long. here is sal. >>> steve, good morning. nice and clear on highway 4 as well as you come up over the hill to
satellites. and on the bottom right, a meteorite that exploded friday in russia. it sent a shockwave over the ural mountains. 900 miles east of moscow. windows on some four thousand buildings were shattered and 12-hundred people were injured. many of them because of he flying glass. astronomers say, all three cosmic events were coincidental. unrelated to one another based on the directions they were going in and their different points of origin. it might seem coincidental but a lot of people are thinking it is let's take >> let's take a quick look outside this morning. let's check in with janu for it is a beautiful start to a beautiful weekend. cloudy skies this morning but plenty of sunshine into the afternoon. in another warm day in store for us as well. cloudy and mild conditions overnight. not too bad of a start this morning. already into the 50s in nappy. the mid 50's and 40's in san jose. which will be getting to 72 degrees this afternoon. low seventies for oakland 69 degrees expected to north bay. upper 60s expected in downtown san francisco. we will look at the full forecast expec
smashes into russia and it doesn't only smash into russia. it smashes as the biggest fall in 100 years and that last one in tunguska in 1908 was only 3,000 miles from this one. that's the longest astronomical hole in one you can possibly imagine. >> the video was incredible. >> reporter: incredible. >> i want to ask you, like, how often does this sort of thing happen asteroids and meteorites? how often do they come this close to earth? >> reporter: welsh the one that happened this morning, you know, was the biggest one since 1908. we got a fireball at least once a day but most of the time it's over the ocean. something this big doesn't happen more than once in a century and the near miss something like this near miss, about once every 40 years, elizabeth. >> wow. all right, brian hackney, thank you. >>> you can see more of that amazing video of the meteor as well as the photo gallery of its path of destruction on our website, cbssf.com. >>> new details on the assassination threat against state senator leland yee. the man who turned his home into a
what happened in russia this week, you can imagine the concern for those who saw it passing overhead. this morning, they are cleaning up in russia's mountain region. that is where a meteor exploded on friday morning. cnn's phil black joins me now. and the shock wave blew out windows, injured around 1,000 people, it really looked like a scene from a movie. how were they feeling and coping today there? >> reporter: well, they're recovering, susan, slowly but steadily. most of the damage, although quite widespread is not serious. it's largely windows, glasses that were sprayed and broken. some buildings lost a few, some lost most of them, some lost not at all. a few buildings have much more serious examples of damage like the ice rink behind me. there locals say that section of the wall was actually blown in by that shock wave from the meteor. but the cleanup and recovery operation is very much underway and it's likely within a week or so there aren't going to be too many scars from the close encounter. the people, themselves, they're recovering slowly, as well. we now around 1,000 of t
-800-progressive. >>> hundreds hurt when a meteor slams into russia. >> the size of a house. >> it was a sunrise of biblical proportions, a sky full of fire and brimstone. >> home at last, passengers from that crippled cruise ship finally back on land. >> i am hungry and in need of a hot shower. that's all i want is a hot shower. >> brings a whole new meaning to the term poop deck. >> carnival will have a lot of work to do to do away with the damage it's done to its reputation. >> oscar pistorius broke down in tears as the charge of murder was laid against him. >> a terrible crash this downtown san francisco. >> what's in that box, what's in that drawer? >> a delicate search continues in the south bay. >> bomb techs are going through this house room by room sifting through junk that's piled four feet high looking for bombs. >> investigators believe that crash and rob as we're calling it lasted perhaps about a minute. >> from across the bay to around the world, the stories that matter on "eyewitness news this morning." >> your realtime captioner: linda marie
of a meteor exploding over russia. and that was just one of the big stories in space today. >>> now at 6:30 incredible images and sound of a meteor exploding over russia. that was just one of the big stories in space today. the 10-ton space rock shattered with enough force to break glass and blow down doors. cbs reporter edward lawrence shows us the aftermath. >> reporter: the meteor exploded over a small russian town and caused a shock wave. glass shattered. >> the earth's atmosphere acts like concrete. it disintegrates in midair called air burst and the pressure wave from that the shock wave knocked out windows. >> reporter: it rocked a mountain rage in chelyabinsk 900 miles east of moscow. scientists say it was the size of a large bus traveling at least 33,000 miles per hour. some fragments fell to the ground. but it's unclear if they hit anyone. the meteor came without warning stunning a canadian hockey player now living in russia. >> i hear this loud bang, i live in a 24 story building on the 23rd floor and all of a sudden i looked up and the lig
. >>> first astonishment in russia this morning. >> that it is norah, a ten-ton meteor blasted across the sky faster than the speed of sound. chunks of meteor crashed to earth, causing panic and injuring more than 500 people. >> meteorites landed near a mountain range near a famous soviet nuclear weapons site. mark phillips is in london good morning. >> good morning, norah, j.b. they got an eye opener of their own in the euro mountains, 900 miles east of moscow this morning. it was a sunrise of biblical proportions, a sky full of fire and brim stonestone. you have to see it and hear it to appreciate it. cold, dawn sky and then this. some of the noise came from sonic booms caused by meteor fragments traveling faster than the speed of sound but other explosions seem to have come from impact. or you're driving to work and you see this. or you're teaching in your classroom, and -- or hearing the commotion, you look out of your apartment window and then -- the onslaught caused widespread damage to buildings and to people. several hundred were hurt many due to flying glass and
the deadly shootout. >> and fire in the sky as thousands look at in shock as a meteor burns over russia. the latest straight ahead. >> and looking outside. plenty of snow in rain in our area this weekend. so, when will it let up? meteorologist tim williams with answers in this first warning weather forecast. >> eyewitness news saturday morning is seconds away. >>> good morning. welcome to eyewitness news saturday morning. i'm gigi barnett. >> i'm meteorologist tim williams. the temperatures are in the 30s across the region. >> good morning. very mild yesterday, i liked it. >> yeah. that actually helped us out today. it warmed up the road. make it difficult for what came down last night and today to stick to the road. you will wake up to snow out there on the car, grass and bushes, that kind of a deal. not too much going on this morning. there is another wave of precipitation moving across the region. now we're in the up side of the temperatures for the day. we'll start going up here around sunrise. this is the wave now. one last night. this one
coming up later in the hour. jenna: in the meantime you're seeing some of this new video in from russia. we'll show you some of the chaos that filled the streets of a russian city after a flaming meteor plunges to earth at supersonic speed causing wide-spread damage, injuring now almost a thousand people. that number has gone up over the last couple of hours. our greg palkot is live from london with the very latest on all of this. >> reporter: we've been taking the information and monitoring this spectacular video this, meteor smacking into russia. it happened in a city of about a million people, a little under a thousand miles to the east of moscow, and it happened just after 9:00 in the morning local time there, that is why a lot of people saw it, and a whole lot of people recorded it on their cellphones, on cameras in their car, on closed circuit television. russian scientists say that the meteor was at least 20 feet wide when it started to enter the atmosphere and weighed about ten tons and hit the atmosphere at a whopping33000 miles an hour. people saw the streaking of the meteor a
cleanup has begun now in russia after a space rock exploded there on friday. it happened the same day a different asteroid hit earth. could the two be related? we'll talk to an expert about what's happening in the skies. >>> then, a stunning fall from grace for the former mayor of san diego. maureen o'connor was the city's first female mayor. this morning the headlines are about her gambling habit to which she won and lost $1 billion over a decade. her excuse for doing it may surprise you. >>> we do want to begin this morning with that carnival cruise ship. a passenger has filed a first lawsuit against the cruise line company. mark potter is in mobile, alabama, with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. that lawsuit was filed in miami by a passenger from texas seeking damages. she accuses carnival cruise lines of negligence and fraud and says that she was "injured as a result of the unseaworthy, unsafe, unsanitary, and generally despicable conditions in "aboard" the "triumph." a spokesperson says the company has not seen the lawsuit and cannot comment. meantime,
russia. is there a connection? >>> and it's happened. carnival creuise lines slapped with its first lawsuit. >>> and authorities investigate the motive for a shocking killing that could send this olympic hero to prison. >>> first, california authorities say it appears suspected cop killer christopher dorner took his own life, following through on his promise not to be taken alive. autopsy results showed dorner died from a single gunshot wound to the head. dental records do confirm it was his body found in a burned out cabin on tuesday following that week-long manhunts. we will have more on this case and what may have happened to the million-dollar reward, where it's going ahead. >>> half a world away, authorities are looking closely at a possible motive in the horrific killing of a top model who was found dead at the home of her boyfriend, olympic hero oscar pistorius. he sobbed uncontrollably as he was charged with premeditated murder in the death of his girlfriend, reeva steenkamp. he is now in jail. we'll go to south africa for the latest on the case in a few. >>> president obama
russia causing hundreds of injuries. >> we are live at the chabot space center trying to get answers. >>> live in san francisco where a car thief sets off a drastic chain of events. we'll tell you about the chase that ended with gunfire. >>> good morning everybody end of the workweek for many of you it's friday, february 15th i'm brian flores. >> good morning, i'm pam cook. let's check in with steve paulson. it feels warm already. >> it be the warmest day today. you were saying gosh i hope we get snow sometime. next week. enjoy today. temperatures will be very nice. there is only a tiny bit. 70s for many. here is sal. >> steve, good morning. we're looking at -- it does look good. it's windy out there if you have noticed i don't see any advisories. just as you know if you drive a small car or high profile vehicle the traffic on 101 san francisco looks pretty good. let's go back to the desk. >>> sal, thank you very much. we have new video of a meteor that streaks across russia injuring more than 500 people. the meteor generated a sonic boom and left a giant trail of smoke in the sky. t
to determine a cause of the fire. >>> and scientists call yesterday's meteor crash in russia a wake-up call for man to spend more on the detection of meteors. >>> and more from the south bay with the plan to help save planet earth, hello, bob. >> reporter: good afternoon or evening to you, diane and terry, considering this fact, the astronomers have id 'd the meteor, but science has only identified 1% of the meteors. which means we don't know anything else about the other 99%, where they're located and most importantly, where they're headed. inside this nondescript office building in mountain view, scientists, including a couple of former astronauts are on a mission to help stop what happened last night in siberia, when a huge meteor blasted through the area, blowing out windows, injuring people. if only we had seen it coming. this foundation hopes to give us the extra set of eyes in the sky. for the past several months, the nonprofit in the bay area has been raising money to build a telescope that orbits the sun by 2018. it is expected to discover more asteroids than any other element, the
the atmosphere in russia. some thought it was an earthquake, and others thought it was a nuclear attack. it caused intense loud and a loud bang. shock waves blew out glass and buildings in six cities and up to 500 people were injured by flying glass. >> another astronomical event happens later today. an astroid is due to make a close fly by of planet earth. but nasa says there's no chance the 150-foot astroid will hit us. at the closest point it will be 17,000 miles from earth, and that's closer than weather and tv satellites that are in orbit. we're giving you mixed messages there. we're saying it's not far, but it's closer than weather and tv satellites. okay. greg was in here, and i was happy to hear his explanation of things. >> he says we don't have to worry about it. in the meantime, do we have to worry about the weather? here's tucker barnes with the answer. >>> potentially so. thank you very much. not this morning. lots of sunshine. cool start to the day. later this afternoon, rain showers move in for the evening commute and might transition to snow later tonight. a lot going on
in russia. residents reported hearing and feeling this powerful blast followed by bright burning objects falling from the sky. >> wow. this happened earlier this morning. we're told buildings shook. car alarms went off. cell phone service was interrupted. russian officials tell us 247 people have been injured. >> my goodness. >> i think nine have been hospitalized. more than 200 injuries, most of those injuries from broken glass. >> boy, this is incredible. >> yeah. >> we'll have bill nye the science guy on later. maybe we can ask him about that cloud and what it means. >>> we're about to experience an extremely close encounter with an asteroid. a 150-wide space rock known as 2012 da-14 is expected to pass within 17,200 miles of earth. that's happening this afternoon. that could be the closest near-miss by an asteroid ever. the space rock won't be visible to the naked eye. the best chance to see it with the aid of a telescope will come at 2:44 eastern time this afternoon when the asteroid passes over the indiana ocean traveling at nearly 18,000 miles an hour. over the indian ocean. crazy
, the meteor that hit russia and just last night a meteor streaked through our sky. a lot of people saw it. >> reports are coming in from around the bay but mostly on the peninsula. a bright blue strike streaking across the western cy around 7:40 tonight. someone claiming to have recorded the meteor while driving down 280 posted this video on youtube. another witness looked at the video and said it's what he saw as well. we caught up with people who saw it at ocean beach in san francisco. >> it looked like a big, like a flash of lightning. that's basically what it looked like. and it happened i thought twice. he only -- i think. >> at least three times. >> we saw two lights like right over there. >> it shone over the whole bay. it was like insane. >> apparently there was another bright meteor seen in the sky. maybe not as bright as the one that was seen in russia. >> more people seem to be paying attention to the sky after a meteor slammed into russia today. it streaked across the sigh beerian sky and smashed into the earth with the power of an atomic bomb, injuring more than 1,000 people,
coming out of says. you have the giant astroid that came close to earth. the meteor that hit russia and just last night a meteor streaked through our sky. a lot of people saw it. >> reports are coming in from around the bay but mostly on the peninsula. a bright blue strike streaking across the western cy around 7:40 tonight. someone claiming to have recorded the meteor while driving down 280 posted this video on youtube. another witness looked at the video and said it's what he saw as well. we caught up with people who saw it at ocean beach in san francisco. >> it looked like a big, like a flash of lightning. that's basically what it looked like. it was quick. i thought it happened twice. he only -- at least three times. >> we saw two lights like right over there. >> it shone over the whole bay. it was like insane. >> apparently there was another bright meteor seen in the sky. maybe not as bright as the one that was seen in russia. >> more people seem to be paying attention to the sky after a meteor slammed into russia today. it streaked across the siberian sky and smashed into the
into russia. more than 1,000 people reported hurt by the flying glass. the collapsing buildings. look at the images. li listen to the sound. we'll take you there. >>> now, also, since the 4,000 people are off that disgusting cruise ship, what happens to the ship now. >>> and that olympic athlete, oscar pistorius, accused of murdering his girlfriend in his own home, collapses and sobs in court. we have a lot of news happening on the ground. but the big shock and awe, falling from the sky is leading it all. i'm talking quite literally here. while you were sleeping this unbelievable scene was unfolding in southern russia. close encounters of the third kind. wow. raining down near the euro mountains, that is a meteor breaking up over the earth's atmosphere. it's like a crazy scene from a movie but it's real. make no mistake, the scenes and the light coming from a meteor as it streaks across the side. the blinding flash. the deafening explosion. caught on tape. up 1,000 people were hurt because of this meteor. nearly 300 buildings were reported damaged including this factory that you're se
later at 5:00. >> we want to take you back to our top story immediateorite explosion over russia. >> came out of nowhere. blinding light streaking across the sky, and then... shock wave. the blast shattering windows and knocking down a wall. witnesses thought they were under attack. they're bombing this man says, and on the streets, chaos. scientists say this was the biggest meteor in over a century, 7700 tons much of it burned upaq!añ but flagments slammed into the ground and smashed into a lake. >> it's no small he skprent shows you the destructive nature of the objects. >> what nasa says it was not was part of this asteroid. it buzzed clo to earth today. 100 tons races towards earth every day. national safety counsel estimates you're twice as likely to be struck by lightning than hit by an asteroid but three times more likely than being injured by fire works. 20,000 troops have been sent to help residents. those people are spending a night without windows temperatures in that part of russia are well below zero tonight. >> a giant asteroid talking about has nothing to do with
that came close to earth. meteor exploded over russia and the meteor streaked across the bay area sky. >> reports are coming in from around the bay but mostly on the peninsula. a bright blue light streaking across the western sky. someone claiming to have recorded the meteor while driving down 280 posted a video on youtube. another witness said it is what he saw as well. we caught up with people that saw it at ocean beach in san francisco. >> it looked like a flash of lightning. it was quick. it happened i thought twice. >> we saw two lights, right over there. >> the whole bay, it was crazy. >> apparently there was another bright meteor seen in the sky. maybe not as bright as the one in russia. >> more people were paying attention to the sky after a meteor slammed into russia. it smashed into the earth with the power of an atomic bomb, injuring a thousand people. nasa says the meteor was the size of a building and moving at 40,000 miles an hour. >> the repeat occurrence, it definitely has me up here. >> what do you know about asteroids? >> i know they can be dangerous. >> another aste
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